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Wilderplay Nature Preschool
and the childhood in nature foundation

are hiring!

"It's a lovely thing when the benefits of a childhood in nature
have just as much impact on the adults in the program." 
-Lisa Burgess Cooper, Founder, Wilderplay and the Childhood In Nature Foundation.

Wilderplay programs are designed to provide balance against the stressors of our busy, indoor lifestyle.  Embrace a teaching experience that brings all the joy and peace of the outdoors to your teaching experience.

Current Postings:

School-Age Nature Educator

Leads groups of elementary age children in inquiry-based programs and projects during the summer and after school.  

Qualifying Credentials:  Associate's degree or higher in a child-related field with 480 hours of experience.  Qualified candidate will have prior successful experience in group leadership, program development, curriculum application, and project-based learning.  Highly successful candidate will have experience with civic involvement, committee work, and outdoor education.  

Duties: 

  • Inspire a connection to nature through engagement, experiences, exploration, and topic extensions 

  • Effectively supervise children in indoor and outdoor settings 

  • Effectively implement inquiry-based curriculum and objectives 

  • Enthusiastically engage with community partners

  • Effectively implement licensing compliance measures

  • Schedule and supervise staff and volunteers

  • Create lesson plans, follow procedures, maintain records

  • Clean, organize, and stage spaces

  • Communicate effectively with parents/guardians, partners, colleagues, and children

This part-time position begins summer 2023 and grows into a leadership role.  Additional hours available with opportunities to expand programming and sub in other classrooms. 

Rate: $16-$20 hourly

Assistant Nature Educators

Assist lead teachers in leading groups of preschool and elementary age children in inquiry-based programs and projects year round.

Qualifying Credentials:  Successful experience working with groups of children.  A gentle and child-focused approach.  Interest in nature-based education and leadership.

Duties:

  • Inspire a connection to nature through engagement, experiences, exploration, and topic extensions 

  • Assist in supervising children in indoor and outdoor settings

  • Assist with implementation of curriculum and objectives

  • Participate in community partnerships

  • Participate in licensing compliance measures

  • Follow lesson plans, procedures, and record keeping measures

  • Clean, organize and stage spaces

  • Communicate effectively with parents/guardians, partners, colleagues, and children

 

These part-time positions begin summer 2023.  Additional hours available with opportunities to expand programming and sub in other classrooms.  

Rate:  $11-14 hourly

How To Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter highlighting your credentials, experience, and goals
via email to lisa@wilderplay.org

Interviews are being scheduled beginning in late June.

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